The leadership struggle that rocked the African Democratic Congress (ADC) took a dramatic turn this weekend when the party’s National Working Committee led by its national chairman, Ralphs Okey Nwosu, announced the expulsion of ADC presidential candidate, Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu and seven others.
Nwosu revealed in a statement he personally signed and issued to journalists in Abuja over the weekend that his NWC made the decision after due consideration by the seven-member disciplinary panel that the allegations of gross misconduct, anti-party activity and gross violations of the constitution of the party including directed against the party presidential candidate and seven others.
The ADC presidential candidate and Nwosu are embroiled in the cold war over the latter’s continued post as national president. An emergency meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee recently passed a confidence vote in Nwosu-led NWC and extended her term in office.
Also abolished along with Kachikwu were Kennedy Odion, Kingsley Oggah, Musa Hassan, Bello Isiyaka, Clement Ehiator Kabiru Hussaini and Alaka Godwin William.
The statement further disclosed that “The Panel found Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu and others guilty of the charge leveled against them, and then, in accordance with Article 15 of the party’s constitution, recommended that Mr. Dumebi Kachikwu and others be expelled from the party. .
“The NWC met on September 16, 2022 to deliberate on the report and accepted the panel’s report with amendment.
“With this development, the party has taken strategic steps to clean up its stable and is determined to go into reckoning across the country. NWC urged all candidates and members to focus on the 2023 general election while recommitting themselves to the ideals of the party.
“The NWC also commended Committee members for the courage and dedication shown in the quality of their work and called on all its members to stay focused and continue to be good ambassadors for ADC.”
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